International Paper Process Improvement Manager in CHARLOTTE BOX, North Carolina

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

We currently have an opening for a Process Improvement Manager at our Charlotte, North Carolina Container Plant. This facility manufactures corrugated packaging products for local and national customers.

We are looking for an experienced, motivated individual who is capable of leading the facility efforts in the process improvement and quality functions. The position reports to the manufacturing manager. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage all quality systems, including visual and physical inspection, sampling, testing and control of products and materials to conform to established standards of quality in various stages of manufacturing.

  • Maintain and analyze quality records and issue periodic reports.

  • Further develop plant specific quality training and First Line Leader training.

  • Further develop the centerlining and benchmarking program.

  • Participate on plant safety committee.

  • Work with supervisors and operating teams to understand and improve manufacturing systems;

  • Emphasize use of manufacturing reliability tools to accomplish operating objectives

  • Ensures compliance with corporate quality systems; Provides follow-up on quality issues that arise

  • Facilitate task teams to reduce performance gaps in safety, productivity, efficiency and other operational elements at facility.

  • Providing leadership, coaching, mentoring to supervisors and employees on engagement processes

The successful candidate will work provide support, direction and leadership to the manufacturing team without having formal reporting responsibility. As such, the ideal candidate will be required to have strong leadership, relationship and influence skills in the attainment goals.

Competitive candidates will possess a BS/BA degree in a related field or have equivalent experience and have a solid track record of 5 or more years manufacturing experience in the industry. Specific competencies required include functional/technical skills, action oriented, dealing with ambiguity, career ambition, command skills, directing others, motivating others, interpersonal savvy, organizing, drive for results, problem solving, process management, strategic agility and building effective teams.

International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account. This is a great opportunity to start a career with a dynamic and proven manufacturer in the packaging industry.

Qualified candidates should express interest by applying online at

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International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.